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  1. Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I asked for a St. John's Bay rum candle. At a price point that makes it easy for my children to give. We'll see if I actually get one......
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    Re: The writing instruments thread

    I have some really nice pens but my everyday ones are by the German company Kaweco ( https://www.kaweco-pen.com/en/). Great pens, very inexpensive, lots of different styles and a great logo. The...
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    Re: What would you do?

    Have you tried the original Xeryus? I do not know about the newest version but the original was quite a scent. Not sure if it is a blind buy, though.....
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    Re: What r u gonna wear on Thanksgiving?

    It is meant to be raining all day and I am barbecuing so probably Wellies and a Barbour.
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    Re: The NonBlonde :-(

    Such a sad loss. Condolences to the blond and all of her friends and family.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Aramis--reminds me of my father, who loved Thanksgiving.
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    Re: Original Tiffany cologne

    It was a lovely scent--sort of like J'Adore?
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    Re: Opinion: What should this guy wear?

    Floris Elite
  9. Re: Anyone familiar with California perfumer Chris Rusak?

    Dying to hear your thoughts. I, too, love the natural smell of the high dessert!
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Vintage Equipage. Makes me walk a little taller.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Gianfranco Ferre For Man is hitting all the right notes for me, today.
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    Re: Avon Spicy after shave bottle question

    Packaging is very Edward Gorey.
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    And possibly Caswell-Massey's Elixir of Love below?

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Varvatos Vintage because it felt a little autumnal.
  15. Re: Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    ....and he did it with perfume. Partly, anyway.
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    Re: Looking for leathers like Knize Ten

    I agree that other than the Golden Edition flanker, there is very little that comes close (I have them both and love them). Floris' Leather Oud strikes a similar chord to me but is still a very...
  17. Arnault beats Bill Gates to second richest in world

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/susanadams/2019/10/31/the-100-billion-man-how-bernard-arnault-stitched-together-the-worlds-third-biggest-fortune-with-louis-vuitton-dior-and-77-other-brandsand-why-hes-not...
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    Re: What color would Amouage Memoir Man be?

    I am a lifelong Synesthesiac so this is of great interest to me but I have an absolute aversion to Amouage as a house (I would go scentless before wearing anything of theirs) so the point is moot--to...
  19. Thread: Game Day!

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    Re: Game Day!

    Yeah, an ouch for me. My Trojans squeaked through yesterday and the Rams today, well, not so much. But I still smelled great in Habit Rouge EdC (so I am told...).
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    Re: How to pick black dress shoes

    Buy the best quality you can afford. Classic styles last forever and if you take nothing else away from this: SHOE TREES. And a regular polish. Here is a deal not to pass up. I...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Habit Rouge EdC. Perfect for a Sunday in autumn.
  22. Thread: Autumn/Winter

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    Re: Autumn/Winter

    Bentley Extreme might be just the thing!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Well done
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Great gets and yes, Blend 30 is really a great one and worth seeking out.
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    Re: Habit rouge best version

    I, too , prefer the vintage EDC but recommend the l'Eau flanker for a more modern take on this old classic.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    In my gym bag....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Ferrari Leather Essence because it seems fall-like and because I love leather scents. I hadn't realized before what an interesting, powdered cocoa note there is to it. Not a big fan of...
  28. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    The Art of Shaving's Oud Suede. Actually very nice. I like their scents, generally and this one is very good.
  29. Re: French article about clothes designer and house perfumes

    Very interesting as was the link to another article about perfume houses turning to noses to drive product development. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    it smelled so good on me yesterday that I thought I would do it all over again....
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    Re: Which Guerlain next?

    Coriolan if you can find it. Great scent!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cool autumn day (for us--mid 70s) and GFF for Man just seemed perfect.
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    St. Johns Now Does Candles

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    My pre-order already in!
  34. Poll: Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    I love Equipage, especially the vintage. But call me crazy—I don’t get leather. It is not listed as a note here on Basenotes, by Hermès or by even Lucca Turin. I get lots of great things from it...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Warm day, client meetings so... Eau d'Orange Verte. Fall is eluding us here is SoCal.
  36. Poll: Re: Which is currently the best Hermes leather perfume?

    Well, absent Doblis, I would say Bel Ami.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Thanks! As I say, an old favorite that I rarely wear. I especially like its boucle déployant.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    As good as it gets! Enjoy!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Get away weekend with the Mrs. and it just happened to be in my travel bag. Poivre Samarcande.
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    Re: Leonard Pour Homme

    All great frags--if you like the type, get 'em all!
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    Re: Dunhill Cologne / Dunhil for Men (1934)

    Yes, albeit reformulated...
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    Poll: Re: Choose a 'budget' Fall fragrance

    I went with Bentley, although the Guerlain is a great choice as well.
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    I never did to start with so, in my case, no.
  45. Re: so-called colognes that are EDT or better: the list

    Not much love for this old school haberdashery brand but St. John's colognes (Indian Gold, Cutlass, Island Spice, etc.), not their bay rum, are amazingly strong. The Bay rum is excellent but is more...
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    Re: No-Buy October (formerly No-Buy September)

    I am on a buying hiatus just so I can start enjoying some of the things I already have. Until I'm not.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    St. John's Indian Gold. Old school all the way.
  48. Re: Aramis Devin & New West..what's it like and is it worth to be part of collection.

    Of the two I prefer (and love) Devin. Great time of year for it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Gian Franco Ferre for Man--just right for me today!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I was feeling optimistic that fall may be on the horizon so I wore vintage Vetiver--After Shave and EdT.
  51. Thread: House of Caron

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    Re: House of Caron

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    This.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Working from home today and other than a meeting with my mechanic and the two dogs at my feet, did not see anyone so I chose to try one I was on the fence about--Hermessence Paprika Brasil. Skews...
  53. Re: Recommendations for Fragrances with Incense note

    Heeley's Cardinal is my favorite, but there are so many to choose from!
  54. Thread: House of Caron

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    Re: House of Caron

    Vintage Infini--en extrait--in that wonderful bottle is really, really good. My mother and grandmother both wore Bellodgia so I of course love it. I love, own and wear all of the masculines.
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    Re: Challenging fragrances

    Knize Ten is challenging for me. I love it and have worn it for years but every once in a while I get a whiff of the top notes upon application and is scares me to think what others must smell on...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Vintage Equipage. First wore this as a teenager (it always felt too grown up) and now that I am grown up, I love wearing it. Only sniffed current from a bottle at H boutique but as long as there is...
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    Re: Brits, unusually warm still for September

    When I think of those East End lights
    Muggy nights
    The curtains drawn in the little room downstairs.....
  58. Re: What time period do you consider "The Golden Age" of Fragrances?

    The 80s as well for me. Creed's output during that time BdP, BdG and GIT are still my favorites and that is just one house.
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    Re: Guerlain Observations

    So glad that they came through for both of you. That store is magical. Well done and many happy returns!
  60. Re: Sandalwood - is there a gem I'm missing out on? Not sure where to look.

    Vintage Arden for men is the best sandalwood fragrance I have smelled. No idea what the modern version is like, if it exists at all.
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    Re: Popular Cologne Ads from the Past

    Thanks--so fun. If only modern ads were as good!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Smellled grey Flannel on a guy. Being a fan, it was a good thing.
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    Re: Favorite Ferrari?

    Leather Essence for me
  64. Re: My positive experience at Atelier Hudson Yards

    On a different note, there is one of the few bricks &mortar M. Gemi shoe stores there and a great Spanish food hall at the Yards as well. Cannot live by perfume alone. Or an you?
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    Re: Men's Wallets - What do you carry?

    Yes, even with jeans. Where else would I put my pocket square?
  66. Thread: Royall Rugby

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    Re: Royall Rugby

    I have it and really like it. For some reason I think that this is a scent to wear to a pub on the weekend.
  67. Re: Can anyone identify the two bottles of perfume here?

    Are you sure that the tops go with the bottles? They don't look right, somehow.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Again, In gym bag so in rotation on days I work out--today it was boxing. Actually, Pino Silvestre is great for a hot summer day.
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    Re: Men's Wallets - What do you carry?

    An epi leather long wallet (called the Brazza?) by Louis Vuitton. I am a breast pocket wallet guy. I have a few, actually, but this one in oxblood is my go to.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It was one of three in my gym bag and I chose the one I hadn't reached for in a while--Guerlain l'Homme Ideal Cologne.
  71. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Killing time in Hermes before lunch and smelled Cedre Sambac for the first time. It smelled very much like really good artist's turpentine--think Winsor & newton--in a good way. Not sure I want to...
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    Re: Question for Equipage aficionados

    I own and love the original and have tried and like the current but no knowledge of the black cap!
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Thanks, all for the great music. So many scents are great in autumn so I will have plenty in rotation. I plan to add Fico de Amalfi into the mix, along with Opus 1870. As others have noted, fall in...
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    Re: Today, I am not particularly enjoying...

    Poivre Samarcande--to my great surprise.
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    Re: Latest Caron for Men - Nuit Fraiche!

    I love Caron but...a quoi bon? Marketed by whom?
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    Re: Women's Yatagan?

    I always thought that Magie Noire had an unholy kinship to Yatagan.
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    Re: Women's Yatagan?

    Private Collection?
  78. Re: Classic Barbershop Smell without smelling like old man...possible?

    My favorite Creed. I have a standing order for it whenever--IF ever--it becomes unvaulted.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    d by Dunhill
  80. Thread: Vintage Aigner

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    Re: Vintage Aigner

    Don't forget Diana......
  81. Thread: Vintage Aigner

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    Re: Vintage Aigner

    Let me know!
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    Re: My Very First Chanel PM - Any Info?

    Congrats--color looks good, too! Enjoy!
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Do that.
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    Re: Neroli Fragrances

    Czech & Speake's Neroli is my favorite.
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    Re: What are great Immortelle-note fragrances?

    Coriolan is it for me. Great stuff.
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Sorry to hear that (although it doesn't surprise me....)
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Yes, this one is a winner. Also Violette Preciuese by Caron is a great classic violet forward scent.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vetiver de Guerlain
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    Re: Ernest Hemingway Signature

    Thanks for this--very interesting.
  90. Re: Does anyone remember Neal's Yard in Covent Garden London & their lovely colognes?

    Yes, and they had a cheese shop, too, as I recall.
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    Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    I have it, love it, rarely wear it because it is so.... complex. I find that Habit Rouge l'Eau is much more wearable. On the right people it is a real winner. I was once standing next to a man in...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Equipage. Like hanging out with an old friend....
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Lexicographers take note.
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Fahrenheit Parfum. Not an improvement on the original--richer but with less bit, which is what I love about the original. I also smelled a new Bottega Veneta called, I think, Illusione. Not my...
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    Byzance is another overlooked Rochas from yesteryear.
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    Re: "Best" masculine-appropriate Amber frangrance?

    Halston Man Amber is surprisingly good, in my humble.....
  97. Re: So...Thierry Mugler Angel Has Been Revamped Into a New Scent?

    Sounds encouraging! I really--viscerally--do not like the original, so there is only one way to go and that is up!
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

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    Makes me think of the Charivari store in NYC--I used to run into Joe Jackson there in the old days, just stepping' out.....
    QUOTE=Ken_Russell;4665665]Another non fictional example, sighted this...
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    Just rewatched The French Connection and in one scene Gene Hackman is shadowing a bad guy and stops to look into a shop window which turns out to be the Evyan Perfume Boutique in the Roosevelt on...
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    Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    Sorry to hear it--again--but it has never been a favorite of mine. Not sure why, but it has never rocked my boat. I would take Bergdorf's Mens any day over Barneys--and I do. I cannot believe...
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